Target 26.2 - First Timer Steve's Journey to Paris

Long runs, speed sessions... and a pair of rather tight leggings.

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23/12/2012 at 22:33
Hi Steve, looks like you're doing really well with the training. Did my first long slow run today and had to fight the urge to speed up and keep it slooooowwww. Enjoy Christmas...and the five miler!
23/12/2012 at 23:00
sarah tinsel toes osborne wrote (see)
Evening Steve, nice to read through such a positive thread. Looks like you've had a wonderful first week of training too.

Thankyou for the strength circuits....any way you can get your friend to post it on my thread????

Mmmm champagne! I've a soft spot for Bellini's. I'v had loads of chocolate bought me from my patients....think their trying to fatten me up!

Thanks, I've honestly loved every minute and really looking forward to the next stages of training. Feeling really enthused about my running at the moment

No worries, will stop by and post the link!

Haha they're probably trying to slow you down! You are seriously quick...

23/12/2012 at 23:03
PAUL FORDE wrote (see)
Hi Steve, looks like you're doing really well with the training. Did my first long slow run today and had to fight the urge to speed up and keep it slooooowwww. Enjoy Christmas...and the five miler!

Thanks Paul, it definitely helps when you really enjoiy it!

Well done on the first long run - how long did you go, and what was your time

Totally agree about keeping it slow - so hard to stick to the pacing, isn't it?? I think maybe it's because if you are so used to running shorter distances, you are used to running those distances at a much higher pace... But as Sam and Ten have said - we're are really going to appreciate those slower runs once the distances start ramping up...

Have a great Christmas too, and keep me up to date with your training!

23/12/2012 at 23:57

Youve got off too a good start Steve.Re the pacing it will calm down as the efffect of the long weeks of training take effect.You will almost be glad to run at a slower pace on the long runs.

My plans for Loch Ness might be up in the air at the moment,im now sitting here in plaster(metatarsal fracture) due to a 17 stone man mountain acidentally landing on my foot at a works xmas night out on Friday.Orthopedic clinic tomorrow to find out the real damage done.In saying that its pretty minor in the grand scheme of things.

Anyway keep up the good work Steve and i look forward to reading your progress towards a sub 4 attempt.

 

24/12/2012 at 09:59
Haha........I've shared all my chocolates out now so their going to have to try better!!

Thank you for posting the link on my thread (if your able to do it), I really appreciate it.

Happy wrapping today,x

Young cowboy, I'm so sorry to hear about your injury......fingers crossed it will all be fine in time for your training to start for Loch Ness!
24/12/2012 at 10:21

Bacon Sarnie - one way to think about the pacing is that some of your midweek runs will be done at quicker paces (e.g. speed session, tempo run) such that you will be a lot happier doing the long runs at the slower pace.  Running slow on the long runs also boosts endurance cos it allows the body to burn fat for energy before it turns to glycogen stores in muscles and liver (or so my book says!!). 

24/12/2012 at 13:49

Morning Steve! Thought I'd nip in and see how you're doing! Sounds like your first week has been really positive!

24/12/2012 at 18:06

Just dropped in to say happy Christmas Steve - and everyone else!
Enjoy that build-up run tomorrow But remember, you can rejig to fit round your Christmas plans, as stated. I somehow think you'll stick to it though I'll be at Edinburgh parkrun - a festive special - in the morning. A good way to set myself up for a day of eating and drinking!

24/12/2012 at 20:57
Hi Steve, yesterday's long run was about 6.5 miles and took about 75 mins. Kept looking at my watch worrying as its so much slower than I normally run but as I felt like I could run all day, that's all that's needed at these early stages I guess.

Hope everyone has a fab day tomorrow!
24/12/2012 at 22:17
young cowboy wrote (see)

Youve got off too a good start Steve.Re the pacing it will calm down as the efffect of the long weeks of training take effect.You will almost be glad to run at a slower pace on the long runs.

My plans for Loch Ness might be up in the air at the moment,im now sitting here in plaster(metatarsal fracture) due to a 17 stone man mountain acidentally landing on my foot at a works xmas night out on Friday.Orthopedic clinic tomorrow to find out the real damage done.In saying that its pretty minor in the grand scheme of things.

Anyway keep up the good work Steve and i look forward to reading your progress towards a sub 4 attempt.

 

Thanks cowboy, it will definitely calm down a bit - it's just been a bit of change of ethos from what I have done previously, in that I used to just go out ful pelt for every run and just run whatever distance I felt like at the time...! I am really loving the structure and variety of the training plan, it has been a bit of an eye-opener!

So sorry hear about your foot - that's awful luck... How did it go today getting it checked out?  I do love your attitude though - yes, we all love running but, as you say, in the grand scheme of things there are more important things.  It's a good time of year to remember that! As long as we have our families and friends then I reckon we can keep a smile on our faces.

All the best with the recovery - hope it's a quick one.

24/12/2012 at 22:18
sarah tinsel toes osborne wrote (see)
Haha........I've shared all my chocolates out now so their going to have to try better!!

Thank you for posting the link on my thread (if your able to do it), I really appreciate it.

Happy wrapping today,x

Young cowboy, I'm so sorry to hear about your injury......fingers crossed it will all be fine in time for your training to start for Loch Ness!

Well you are getting dangerously close to that sub 20 minute 5k Sarah... I may have send you a few toblerones...

24/12/2012 at 22:21
oscarr wrote (see)

Bacon Sarnie - one way to think about the pacing is that some of your midweek runs will be done at quicker paces (e.g. speed session, tempo run) such that you will be a lot happier doing the long runs at the slower pace.  Running slow on the long runs also boosts endurance cos it allows the body to burn fat for energy before it turns to glycogen stores in muscles and liver (or so my book says!!). 

Burn fat you say?? I'm sold oscarr been desperate to find my six pack for a while now... I know it's still in there somewhere!!

I completely see the wisdom in it and I have been doing my best to stick to the pacings, it is just a bit of a... well... a change of pace for me!

But, more than anything, I am loving the variety of the different sessions - it's been a real pleasure to work with Sam so far (I'm being extra nice to her so that, after the marathon, I can ask her very sweetly if she devise a sub 20min 5k plan for me haha).

Which book do you use?

24/12/2012 at 22:22
RunnyRunRun wrote (see)

Morning Steve! Thought I'd nip in and see how you're doing! Sounds like your first week has been really positive!

It's been great fun so far - big dopey grin as standard 

Good luck with the parkrun tomorrow! (But don't you dare go sub-20!!)

24/12/2012 at 22:26
SamMurphyRuns wrote (see)

Just dropped in to say happy Christmas Steve - and everyone else!
Enjoy that build-up run tomorrow But remember, you can rejig to fit round your Christmas plans, as stated. I somehow think you'll stick to it though I'll be at Edinburgh parkrun - a festive special - in the morning. A good way to set myself up for a day of eating and drinking!

Thanks Sam, you too.

Hope everyone has a great Christmas and all the best for 2013...

Sam, you sound like you've known me for years - already got the alarm set 

Good luck with Edinburgh! I reckon that's a fantastic way to earn an extra yorkie or two  Let us know how you get on

24/12/2012 at 22:28

Happy Christmas Steve, Sam et al. 

24/12/2012 at 22:29
PAUL FORDE wrote (see)
Hi Steve, yesterday's long run was about 6.5 miles and took about 75 mins. Kept looking at my watch worrying as its so much slower than I normally run but as I felt like I could run all day, that's all that's needed at these early stages I guess.

Hope everyone has a fab day tomorrow!

Well done on the run Paul - sounds like exactly what you need! As oscarr says, that's the pace that will build your endurance and benefit you on the longer runs as training progresses. Sounds like we're both starting to get our heads into marathon mode...

Have a great day tomorrow and try to limit the mince pie intake...

24/12/2012 at 22:30
Tenjiso wrote (see)

Happy Christmas Steve, Sam et al. 

Happy Christmas Ten, hope you have a great one. Thanks so much for keeping popping by and lightening up the thread - always guaranteed to put a smile on my face 

25/12/2012 at 09:50
Happy Christmas. Hope you have a fantastic day.

Looking forward to receiving a few toblerones!!!!
Edited: 25/12/2012 at 09:53
A.W
25/12/2012 at 11:03

Morning Steve, merry Christmas! Hope you've had a great first weeks training!

A.W
25/12/2012 at 16:33

Merry Xmas Steve, hope you've had a goo day. Plenty of Bacon this mornin???

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